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____/ Gregory Shearman on Thursday 25 Aug 2011 13:18 : \____

> On 2011-08-25, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> ____/ Gregory Shearman on Thursday 25 Aug 2011 01:10 : \____
>>> On 2011-08-24, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> ____/ Homer on Wednesday 24 Aug 2011 23:45 : \____
>>>>> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>>>> I'll have to give Gentoo a try next time. Terry Porter loved it too.
>>>>> Well that's the best any advocate can ask: don't knock it 'till you've
>>>>> tried it.
>>>> I only heard from people who used it or use it.
>>> I've used it for more than 5 years now. I use it on both ARM and Intel.
>>> It's perfect for my little SheevaPlug, running on around 5W. Even such a
>>> low powered 1.2G device has no problems with "emerging" packages, ie
>>> compiling and installing. The Kirkwood ARM version of Linux is
>>> absolutely flawless!
>> How come not more people use it?
> It's not for everyone. Most Linux users just want to install and go, and
> there's nothing at all wrong with that. My wife runs Ubuntu on her
> machine.
> Have a look at the installation of Gentoo on the Marvell SheevaPlug:
> http://dev.gentoo.org/~armin76/arm/sheevaplug/install.xml
> It's not an easy process, even though it's straighforward and the
> documentation is comprehensive. Once the install is up and running then
> you never have to do anything again. The install is for life, and apart
> from a weekly "eix-sync && emerge -auDN world" and a couple of other
> minor housekeeping commands there's nothing to do.
> If you want to tailor your OS to specific tasks, perfectly tailor your
> OS and you aren't afraid of the command line and you are knowledgeable
> about GNU/Linux then Gentoo is for you.
> But it *isn't* for everyone. Why don't more people use it? Because other
> distributions are better suited for the jobs they want their computers
> to handle.

Gentoo still seems to me more like a status symbol.

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